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Tom Ward quits 'Silent Witness'

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Silent Witness star Tom Ward has quit the show.

His character Harry will depart the forensic crime drama following final two-parter 'And Then I Fell in Love', the BBC has confirmed.

Silent Witness
Tom Ward as Harry Cunningham

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Silent Witness cast
Harry Cunningham [TOM WARD], Nikki Alexander [EMILIA FOX], Leo Dalton [WILLIAM GAMINARA]

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"Silent Witness owes a great debt to the talented Tom Ward who has given us our beloved Harry with wit, style and passion for 10 seasons," said BBC Drama's Kate Harwood.

"We'll miss him so much and wish him all the best."

The sixteenth series of Silent Witness - due to air in early 2013 - will introduce two new series regulars, with David Caves and Liz Carr joining the show.

Caves will play "forensic scientist and part-time cage fighter" Jack Hodgson, with writer Tim Prager promising that the character will deliver "a shot of testosterone" to the long-running thriller.

"He is intuitive rather than academic," Prager explained. "His volatility adds something different to the other characters, who are more cerebral. He is impulsive, full of feeling, emotionally volatile, warm and clever. Jack is like Nikki (Emilia Fox)'s naughty younger brother."

Carr will play Hodgson's lab assistant Clarissa Mullery and described her character as "witty, smart and sarcastic".

Departing Silent Witness star Ward has played Dr Harry Cunningham since 2002. It was recently announced that he will appear in the 2012 Doctor Who Christmas special opposite Matt Smith, Jenna-Louise Coleman and fellow guest star Richard E Grant.

> Silent Witness Q&A: Emilia Fox, Tom Ward talk series 15

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